Select Page

Archives: Dictionary

Life cycle

Noun 1. A period involving all different generations of a species succeeding each other through means of reproduction, whether through asexual reproduction or sexual reproduction (a period from one generation of organisms to the same identical). (wikipedia.org) 2. The course of stages through which an organism passes from fertilized zygote until maturity, reproduction, and death. (wiktionary.org) 3. The whole life history of an organism, usually depicted through a series of developmental stages (e.g. from zygote into a mature form where another zygote can be produced) in which an organism goes through....

Read More

Life cycle

Noun, pl. life cycles 1. The course of stages through which an organism passes from fertilized zygote until maturity, reproduction, and death. (wiktionary.org) 2. A series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage; the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 3. A period involving all different generations of a species succeeding each other through means of reproduction, whether through asexual reproduction or sexual reproduction (a period from one generation of organisms to the same identical). (wikipedia.org) 4. The whole life history of an organism, usually depicted through a series of developmental stages (e.g. from zygote into a mature form where another zygote can be produced) in which an organism goes through....

Read More

Ligament

/ˈligəmənt/ Noun, pl. ligaments 1. Band of strong tissue that holds the bones of an animal in position. (wiktionary.org) 2. A short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint. (Google Dictionary) 3. A membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position. (Google Dictionary) 4. Any similar connecting or binding structure. (Google Dictionary) 5. A bond of union. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: From Latin ligamentum “band, tie, ligature,” from ligare “to bind,...

Read More

Limbic

Adjective 1. referring to the system comprising the hippocampus, parahippocampal gyrus, cingulate gyrus, fornix, and multiple subcortical structures including portions of hypothalamus and thalamus; important in memory and emotion. (strokecenter.org) 2. Relating to the limbic system. (wiktionary.org) 3. Pertaining to a limbus or margin, forming a border around. (biology-online.org) Word origin: From French limbique (1878, Broca), from limbe, from Latin limbus...

Read More

Limbus

/ˈlimbəs/ Noun, pl. limbi 1. Border or edge of an anatomical part. (wikipedia.org) 2. The border or margin of a structure, esp. the junction of the cornea and sclera in the eye. (Google Dictionary) 3. A border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: Latin, literally “edge,...

Read More

Struggling in Biology?

Are You Premed?

Confused about the MCAT? Not sure how to prepare? This guide will show you how